Maryland Reporting Statute

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MARYLAND

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Md. Code Ann., Cts. & Jud. Proc. § 5-715. State Board of Physicians

Definitions

(a) (1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.

(2) “Board” means the State Board of Physicians.

(3) “Faculty” means the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland.

Investigating, prosecuting, or participating in hearings

(b) A person who acts without malice and is a member of the Board or a legally authorized agent of the Board, is not civilly liable for investigating, prosecuting, participating in a hearing under § 14-405 of the Health Occupations Article, or otherwise acting on an allegation of a ground for Board action made to the Board or the Faculty.

Alleging grounds for Board actions

(c) A person who acts without malice is not civilly liable for making an allegation of a ground for Board action to the Board or Faculty

Providing information

(d) Any person who acts in good faith is not civilly liable for giving any of the information required under § 14-413 or § 14-414 of the Health Occupations Article.

Md. Code Ann., Health Occup. § 14-412. Immunity from liability

Investigations

(a) If a person is a member of the Board or a legally authorized agent of the Board and is investigating, prosecuting, participating in a hearing, or otherwise acting on an allegation of a ground for Board action made to the Board or the Faculty, the person shall have the immunity from liability described under § 5-715(b) of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article.

Allegations

(b) A person who makes an allegation of a ground for Board action to the Board or the Faculty shall have immunity from liability described under § 5-715(c) of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article.

§14-413. Reporting requirements; hospitals, courts

In general

(a)(1) Each hospital and related institution shall submit to the Board a report within 10 days after:

(i) The hospital or related institution denied the application of a physician for staff privileges or limited, reduced, otherwise changed, or terminated the staff privileges of a physician, or the physician resigned whether or not under formal accusation, if the denial, limitation, reduction, change, termination, or resignation is for reasons that might be grounds for disciplinary action under § 14-404 of this subtitle;

(ii) The hospital or related institution took any disciplinary action against a salaried, licensed physician without staff privileges, including termination of employment, suspension, or probation, for reasons that might be grounds for disciplinary action under § 14-404 of this subtitle;

(iii) A licensed physician voluntarily resigned from the staff, employ, or training program of the hospital or related institution for reasons that might be grounds for disciplinary action under § 14-404 of this subtitle; or

(iv) The hospital or related institution placed any other restrictions or conditions on any of the licensed physicians as listed in items (i) through (iii) of this paragraph for any reasons that might be grounds for disciplinary action under § 14-404 of this subtitle.

(2) The hospital or related institution shall state in the report the reasons for its action or the nature of the formal accusation pending when the physician resigned.

(3) The Board may extend the reporting time under this subsection for good cause shown.

(4) The minutes or notes taken in the course of determining the denial, limitation, reduction, or termination of the staff privileges of any physician in a hospital or related institution are not subject to review or discovery by any person.

(5) The Board, in consultation with all interested parties, may adopt regulations to define:

(i) Changes in employment or privileges that require reporting under this section; and

(ii) Actions by licensees that are grounds for discipline and that require reporting under this section.

Subpoenas

(b) The Board may enforce this section by subpoena.

Immunity from liability

(c) Any person shall have the immunity from liability described under § 5-715(d) of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article for giving any of the information required by this section.

Reports not discoverable

(d) A report made under this section is not subject to subpoena or discovery in any civil action other than a proceeding arising out of a hearing and decision of the Board or a disciplinary panel under this title.

Fines and penalties

(e)(1) The Board may impose a civil penalty of up to $5,000 for failure to report under this section.

(2) The Board shall remit any penalty collected under this subsection into the General Fund of the State.

§14-414. Reporting requirements; alternative health systems 

In general

(a)(1) Each alternative health system as defined in § 1-401 of this article shall submit to the Board a report within 10 days after:

(i) The alternative health system denied the formal application of a physician to contract with the alternative health system or limited, reduced, otherwise changed, or terminated the contract of a physician, or the physician resigned whether or not under formal accusation, if the denial, limitation, reduction, change, termination, or resignation is for reasons that might be grounds for disciplinary action under § 14-404 of this subtitle; or

(ii) The alternative health system placed any other restrictions or conditions on any licensed physician for any reasons that might be grounds for disciplinary action under § 14-404 of this subtitle.

(2) The alternative health system shall state in the report the reasons for its action or the nature of the formal accusation pending when the physician resigned.

(3) The Board may extend the reporting time under this subsection for good cause shown.

(4) The minutes or notes taken in the course of determining the denial, limitation, reduction, or termination of the employment contract of any physician in an alternative health system are not subject to review or discovery by any person.

(5) The Board, in consultation with all interested parties, may adopt regulations to define:

(i) Changes in employment or privileges that require reporting under this section; and

(ii) Actions by licensees that are grounds for discipline and require reporting under this section.

Subpoenas

(b) The Board may enforce this section by subpoena.

Immunity from liability

(c) Any person shall have the immunity from liability described under § 5-715(d) of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article for giving any of the information required by this section.

Reports not discoverable

(d) A report made under this section is not subject to subpoena or discovery in any civil action other than a proceeding arising out of a hearing and decision of the Board or a disciplinary panel under this title.

Fines and penalties

(e)(1) The Board may impose a civil penalty of up to $5,000 for failure to report under this section.

(2) The Board shall remit any penalty collected under this subsection into the General Fund of the State.

Md. Code Regs. § 10.32.22.01. Scope

This chapter governs reporting requirements to the Board of Physicians concerning health care providers and naturopathic doctors by:

A. Hospitals;

B. Related institutions;

C. Employers of allied health providers or naturopathic doctors;

D. Health care facilities;

E. State agencies;

F. Health care practitioners;

G. Naturopathic doctors; and

H. Alternative health systems.

§ 10.32.22.02. Definitions

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Abandon” means a health care provider’s withdrawal from the care and treatment of a patient during the course of treatment without giving reasonable notice to the patient or providing a competent replacement.

(2) “Acts” means Health Occupations Article, Title 14, including subtitles 5A, 5B, 5C, 5E, and 5F, and Title 15, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(3) “Administrative suspension” means an action imposed by a reporting entity restricting a health care provider’s privileges or hours or scope of employment for failure of the health care provider to comply with the bylaws, rules, policies, or procedures of the reporting entity.

(4) “Allied health provider” means an individual who is licensed by the Board under Health Occupations Article, Title 14, Subtitles 5A, 5B, 5C, or 5E, or Title 15, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(5) “Alternative health system” has the same meaning as alternative health care system as defined in Health Occupations Article, § 1-401(a), Annotated Code of Maryland.

(6) “Board” means the State Board of Physicians.

(7) “Change” means any of the following actions by a reporting entity:

(a) Terminating or failing to renew a health care provider’s staff privileges or employment or contract with the reporting entity;

(b) Taking disciplinary action against a health care provider who continues to be employed, enjoy privileges, or contract with the reporting entity, including but not limited to:

(i) Suspension;

(ii) Placement on probation; or

(iii) Restriction or limitation of privileges or duties;

(c) Accepting an involuntary resignation as defined in this regulation;

(d) Accepting or acquiescing to an involuntary leave of absence as defined in this regulation;

(e) Accepting or acquiescing to an involuntary alteration in practice as defined in this regulation;

(f) Requesting that a health care staffing entity cease furnishing the services of a particular health care provider;

(g) In the case of a physician, denying:

(i) By a hospital or related institution, an application for staff privileges; or

(ii) By an alternative health care system, an application for employment; or

(h) Terminating the delegation agreement of a physician assistant.

(8) “Failure to report” means the failure of a reporting entity to file a report with the Board as mandated by this chapter.

(9) “Focused professional practice evaluation (FPPE)” means any process used by a reporting entity to assess the competence or proficiency of a health care provider in a certain clinical skill, activity, or procedure.

(10) “Focused review” has the same meaning as “focused professional practice evaluation” as defined in this regulation.

(11) “Good standing” means the health care provider is not suspended, on probation, or subject to any pending disciplinary proceedings, an involuntary alteration in practice, or an involuntary leave of absence, as these terms are defined in this regulation.

(12) “Health care facility” has the meaning stated in Health-General Article, § 19-114, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(13) “Health care provider” means a physician or an allied health provider.

(14) “Health care staffing entity” means a business entity that contracts to provide, directly or indirectly, the personal health care services of one or more health care providers to a reporting entity.

(15) “Hospital” has the meaning stated in Health-General Article, § 19-301, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(16) “Involuntary alteration in practice” means a modification in the privileges, employment, or contractual duties of a health care provider, whether self-initiated by the health care provider, mutually agreed upon, or requested or suggested by the reporting entity:

(a) After the health care provider has been notified of pending discharge or termination of privileges or a contract, or pending proceedings possibly leading to discharge or termination of privileges or a contract;

(b) While the health care provider is under investigation or subject to an inquiry, a practice review, a focused review, or an FPPE;

(c) After the health care provider has been notified that an investigation or inquiry may begin; or

(d) After the health care provider has been asked to respond to a complaint made to the reporting entity.

(17) “Involuntary leave of absence” means a hiatus, however designated, during which a health care provider does not exercise staff privileges or fulfill the duties of employment or a contract, whether the hiatus was self-initiated, mutually agreed upon, or requested or imposed by the reporting entity, where the health care provider commenced the hiatus:

(a) After being notified of pending discharge or termination of privileges or a contract, or pending proceedings possibly leading to discharge or termination of privileges or a contract;

(b) While under investigation or subject to an inquiry, a practice review, a focused review, or an FPPE;

(c) After being notified that an investigation or inquiry may begin; or

(d) After being asked to respond to a complaint made to the reporting entity.

(18) “Involuntary resignation” means a health care provider’s relinquishment of privileges, employment, or a contract with a reporting entity, whether the relinquishment was self-initiated, mutually agreed upon, or had been requested by the reporting entity, and however designated by the health care provider or the reporting entity, if the health care provider resigned:

(a) After being notified that discharge or termination of privileges, employment, or a contract, or that proceedings possibly leading to discharge or termination of privileges, employment, or a contract, would occur if the health care provider would not resign;

(b) While under investigation or subject to an inquiry, a practice review, a focused review, or an FPPE;

(c) After being notified that an investigation or inquiry may begin; or

(d) After being asked to respond to a complaint made to the reporting entity.

(19) “Licensed physician” means an individual, including doctor of osteopathy, who is licensed by the Board to practice medicine.

(20) “Mandated report” means any report required under the Acts or this chapter.

(21) “Naturopathic doctor” means an individual who is licensed by the Board under Health Occupations Article, Title14, Subtitle 5F, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(22) “Privileges” means authorization granted by a reporting entity to a health care provider to provide specific care, treatment, diagnostic services, or other services to patients.

(23) “Related institution” has the meaning stated in Health-General Article, § 19-301, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(24) “Reporting entity” means:

(a) A hospital, a related institution, or an alternative health system, as these terms are defined in this regulation; and

(b) An employer of an allied health provider that is not a hospital, a related institution, or an alternative health system.

(25) “Voluntary alteration in practice” means a modification in the privileges, employment, or contractual duties made with respect to a health care provider in good standing that is not an involuntary alteration in practice as defined in this regulation.

(26) “Voluntary leave of absence” means a hiatus from providing health care services taken by a health care provider in good standing that is not an involuntary leave of absence as defined in this regulation.

(27) “Voluntary resignation” means the relinquishment of privileges, employment, or a contract with a reporting entity taken by a health care provider in good standing that is not an involuntary resignation as defined in this regulation.

§ 10.32.22.03. Mandated Reports

A. Subject to the limitations set out in §§ B, C and D of this regulation, the reporting entity shall report to the Board in writing any change made with respect to a health care provider:

(1) Whom the reporting entity employs;

(2) Who works with the reporting entity under contract; or

(3) To whom the reporting entity has granted privileges.

B. A reporting entity shall inform the Board of any change that has been made, in whole or in part, because the reporting entity had reason to believe that the health care provider:

(1) Abandoned a patient;

(2) Provided patient care of questionable quality;

(3) Disrupted the workplace;

(4) Committed unethical or unprofessional conduct;

(5) Committed billing or coding fraud;

(6) Used the reporting entity’s employment or privileges to commit illegal or unethical business practices;

(7) Suffers from a physical, a mental, or an emotional condition or impairment that affects the health care provider’s ability to perform the individual’s medical or surgical duties;

(8) Is habitually intoxicated by alcohol or a controlled dangerous substance;

(9) Provided care while under the influence of alcohol or while abusing or misusing any controlled dangerous substance or mood-altering substance;

(10) Has not complied with the requirements of an alcohol or a drug treatment program;

(11) With respect to allied health providers, failed to notify the reporting entity of the health care provider’s decision to enter into an alcohol or a drug treatment program;

(12) Performed care beyond the scope of licensure or privileges or delegated duties, or delegated duties to an individual not authorized to perform those duties;

(13) Repeatedly failed to complete medical records;

(14) Repeatedly violated hospital bylaws, rules, policies, or procedures after warning; or

(15) Committed any other act or suffered from any other condition which the reporting entity had reason to believe may constitute a violation of the Acts.

C. Specific Changes Not Reportable. The following changes do not require reporting by a reporting entity:

(1) Voluntary leaves of absence that:

(a) Are not involuntary leaves of absence as defined in Regulation .02 of this chapter;

(b) Are taken by a health care provider who is in good standing; and

(c) May be caused by, for example:

(i) Maternity leave;

(ii) Family problems of a medical or other personal nature;

(iii) Medical problems that do not implicate the health care provider’s physical, mental, or emotional ability to provide competent care;

(iv) Military deployment;

(v) Sabbaticals;

(vi) Extended vacations; or

(vii) Absences for professional training;

(2) Voluntary resignations that:

(a) Are not involuntary resignations as defined in Regulation .02 of this chapter;

(b) Are submitted by a health care provider who is in good standing; and

(c) May be caused by, for example:

(i) A job or career change;

(ii) The health care provider’s desire to relocate from Maryland; or

(iii) The health care provider’s desire to retire;

(3) Voluntary alterations in practice that:

(a) Are not involuntary alterations in practice as defined in Regulation .02 of this chapter;

(b) Are submitted by a health care provider who is in good standing; and

(c) May be caused by, for example, a health care provider’s desire to:

(i) Switch from active practice to consulting;

(ii) Reduce workload; or

(iii) Alter a specialty or scope of practice;

(4) With respect to allied health providers, the initial denial of employment or privileges;

(5) With respect to physicians, an involuntary alteration in practice that:

(a) Results solely from an FPPE or a focused review;

(b) Does not by itself or in combination with any other involuntary alteration in practice exceed 90 days in any one calendar year;

(c) Consists solely of one or more of the following:

(i) A program of additional training or monitoring or heightened scrutiny of the individual’s practice; or

(ii) A requirement that the individual successfully perform a skill, an activity, or a procedure a specific number of times, or within a specific time period; and

(d) Does not result from inappropriate sexual behavior, harassment, or any other unprofessional conduct in the workplace;

(6) With respect to physicians, the initial denial of employment or privileges due solely to the applicant’s:

(a) Inability to fulfill on-call requirements because of other time commitments;

(b) Lack of a board certification required by the reporting entity; or

(c) Lack of experience in conducting a particular medical procedure;

(7) Administrative suspensions, if the sum total does not cumulatively exceed 30 days in any one calendar year, imposed on or agreed to by the health care provider, solely for the health care provider’s failure to:

(a) Acquire mandated vaccinations or required serum titers for infections;

(b) Attend required meetings;

(c) Complete medical records;

(d) Complete required training; or

(e) Maintain or submit a certificate of professional insurance;

(8) With respect to allied health providers and subject to the requirements of § D(1) and (2) of this regulation, entrance into an alcohol or a drug treatment program:

(a) That is accredited by the Joint Commission;

(b) That is certified by the Maryland Department of Health;

(c) To which the allied health provider is referred by the Maryland Physician Health Program or the Maryland Healthcare Professionals Program; or

(d) Provided by a health care practitioner who is competent and capable of dealing with alcoholism and drug abuse; or

(9) With respect to physicians and subject to the requirements of § D(3) and (4) of this regulation, entrance into an alcohol or a drug treatment program:

(a) That is accredited by the Joint Commission;

(b) That is certified by the Maryland Department of Health; or

(c) To which the physician is referred by the Maryland Physician Health Program.

D. Exceptions to § C(8) and (9) of This Regulation.

(1) Section C(8) of this regulation applies only where:

(a) The allied health provider notified the reporting entity at the time the allied health provider decided to enter the program;

(b) The reporting entity is able to verify that the allied health provider remains continually in the program until properly discharged; and

(c) The action or condition of the allied health provider had not caused injury to any individual during the provision of health care by the allied health provider.

(2) Section C(8) of this regulation does not apply to:

(a) Any change made by a reporting entity relating to the discharge of an allied health provider from an alcohol or a drug treatment program, when that discharge was for non-attendance or non-compliance with the program;

(b) Additional changes made by the reporting entity, other than minor scheduling changes made solely to accommodate participation in the program; or

(c) Any change made by the reporting entity based on events set out in Regulation .03B which occurred subsequent to the provider’s entrance into the alcohol or drug treatment program.

(3) Section C(9) of this regulation applies only where:

(a) The physician notified the reporting entity at the time the physician decided to enter the program;

(b) The reporting entity is able to verify that the physician remains continually in the program until properly discharged; and

(c) The action or condition of the physician had not resulted in injury to any individual during the provision of health care by the physician.

(4) Section C(9) of this regulation does not apply to:

(a) Any change made by a reporting entity relating to the discharge of a physician by an alcohol or a drug treatment program, when that discharge was for non-attendance or non-compliance with the program;

(b) Additional changes made by the reporting entity, other than minor scheduling changes made solely to accommodate participation in the program; or

(c) Any change made by the reporting entity relating to events set out in § B of this regulation which occurred subsequent to the physician’s entrance into the alcohol or drug treatment program.

§ 10.32.22.04. Naturopathic Doctors

A. A licensed naturopathic doctor, other licensed health care practitioner, health care facility located in the State, or State agency shall file a written report to the Board if there is reason to believe that a licensed naturopathic doctor is or may be:

(1) Medically or legally incompetent;

(2) Engaged in the unauthorized practice of naturopathic medicine;

(3) Guilty of unprofessional conduct; or

(4) Mentally or physically unable to engage safely in the practice of naturopathic medicine.

B. The report required under §A of this regulation shall be filed with the Board within 30 days after the individual or entity becomes aware of this information.

C. A health care facility shall report within 10 days to the Board if a licensed naturopathic doctor voluntarily resigns from the staff of the health care facility, voluntarily limits staff privileges, or fails to reapply for hospital privileges at the health care facility while the naturopathic doctor is under formal or informal investigation by the health care facility for possible medical incompetence, unprofessional conduct, or mental or physical impairment.

§ 10.32.22.05. Time Frames for the Submission of Reports

A. Physicians.

(1) A reporting entity shall file reports required under this chapter with the Board within 10 days of any change made with regard to a physician.

(2) Within 10 days, the reporting entity who has reported a change to the Board under this chapter shall report to the Board in writing any modifications made to, or subsequent developments in, that change.

B. Allied Health Providers.

(1) Except as provided in § B(2) of this regulation, a reporting entity shall file any report required under this chapter within 10 days of any change made with respect to allied health providers.

(2) With respect to physician assistants:

(a) An employer of a physician assistant who terminates the physician assistant because of a quality of care issue shall report the termination within 5 days of the termination;

(b) A physician or an employer who terminates a delegation agreement with a physician assistant shall report that termination within 10 days; and

(c) A report submitted under § B(2)(b) of this regulation may not be used to fulfill the requirement of § B(2)(a) of this regulation.

C. Naturopathic Doctors.

(1) Within 30 days, a licensed naturopathic doctor, other licensed health care provider, health care facility located in the State, or State agency shall file a written report with the Board upon becoming aware of information described in Regulation .04A of this chapter.

(2) Within 10 days, a health care facility shall report to the Board any information required under Regulation .04C of this chapter.

§ 10.32.22.06. Enforcement

A. The Board shall conduct any necessary investigation regarding failure of a reporting entity to file a report required under this chapter.

B. Over the signature of an officer, the executive director, or the deputy director, the Board may issue subpoenas in connection with any investigation or proceeding to enforce this chapter.

C. Before submission of the final investigative report to the Board, the investigator shall inform the reporting entity of the allegation of failure to report and offer the reporting entity an opportunity to submit a written response. Any written response shall be made part of the investigative report. The investigative report is confidential and may not be released to any person except as provided in §E of this regulation.

D. The final investigative report shall be submitted to the Board. The Board, after consideration of the investigative report, shall:

(1) If it finds probable cause that the reporting entity failed to report as required by this chapter, vote to issue a notice of failure to file a report setting out the facts of the alleged failure and the recommended civil penalty as set out in §O of this regulation; or

(2) Dismiss the case.

E. If the Board votes to issue a notice of failure to file a report, the Board shall mail by first class mail the notice of failure to file a report to the reporting entity involved. Upon this mailing, the Board shall make available to the reporting entity the investigative report, less the names of any confidential informants who will not be called as witnesses in the case.

F. If the reporting entity does not request a hearing within 30 days of the date the notice of failure to file a report was mailed, the notice of failure to file a report shall become final and shall constitute a final disposition of the Board.

G. A reporting entity which has timely filed a request for a hearing may choose to attend a settlement conference with a committee of the Board to attempt to resolve a case. If a settlement conference is convened:

(1) The reporting entity may be represented by counsel;

(2) Except for consideration of a proposed resolution of the case, the Board may not use any commentary, admissions, facts revealed, or positions taken at the settlement conference, unless the subject matter is available from other sources or is otherwise discovered;

(3) At the conclusion of the settlement conference, the committee shall recommend either:

(a) Dismissing the notice of failure to file a report; or

(b) Upholding the notice of failure to file a report and imposing a civil penalty as set out in §O of this regulation.

H. If the reporting entity agrees with the recommendation of the settlement committee, the Board shall consider the recommendation and either accept or reject it. The Board’s acceptance of the settlement committee’s recommendation constitutes the Board’s final disposition of the case.

I. If a settlement is not reached or if the settlement committee’s recommendation is not approved by the Board, the case shall proceed to a hearing before the Board.

J. The hearing ordinarily shall be limited to oral argument before the Board. The issues at the hearing are limited to whether a reporting entity:

(1) Made a change as defined in this chapter;

(2) Had reason to believe that the change was made, in whole or in part, because of a reason listed in Regulation .03B of this chapter;

(3) Reported the change to the Board; and

(4) Reported the change within the time frames set out in this chapter.

K. The Board chair or alternate presiding officer may reasonably limit the time for oral argument.

L. The Board shall conduct an evidentiary hearing if the chair or alternate presiding officer finds that there is a substantial dispute concerning one or more of the material facts set out in §J of this regulation. If there is an evidentiary hearing, the Board chair or alternate presiding officer may:

(1) Administer oaths or affirmations;

(2) Issue subpoenas for relevant evidence;

(3) Make all rulings on the admission of evidence;

(4) Rule on motions;

(5) Exclude repetitive or irrelevant evidence, require the parties to narrow the factual evidence to the relevant issues, and make any other rulings in order to focus and expedite the proceeding;

(6) Require proffers of evidence in advance of the hearing and make evidentiary rulings before the commencement of the hearing; and

(7) Reasonably limit the time for presentations.

M. It is not a defense to the allegation of a failure to report that:

(1) An employee of the reporting entity was not aware of:

(a) The change made by the reporting entity; or

(b) The obligation to report; or

(2) The reporting entity was conducting its own proceeding to further evaluate the change or the reasons for the change.

N. If the Board finds after the hearing that the reporting entity did not fail to file any report required by this chapter, the Board shall issue a final disposition dismissing the notice of failure to file a report.

O. If the Board finds after a hearing that a reporting entity failed to file any report required by this chapter, the Board shall issue a final disposition with findings of fact, conclusions of law, and civil penalty. In its final disposition, the Board may impose a civil penalty as follows:

(1) With respect to reports concerning physicians:

(a) $2,500 for the first occurrence in a calendar year; or

(b) $5,000 for any subsequent occurrence in a calendar year; and

(2) With respect to reports concerning allied health providers:

(a) $500 for the first occurrence in a calendar year; or

(b) $1,000 for any subsequent occurrence in a calendar year.

P. The Board disposition is the final administrative action on the matter.

Q. A reporting entity that is dissatisfied with a final disposition of the Board may seek judicial review of the Board’s final disposition as provided in the Administrative Procedure Act. The disposition of the Board may not be stayed pending judicial review.

R. The Board shall pay all monies collected pursuant to this chapter into the State’s General Fund. The Board may refer any uncollected civil penalties under this regulation to the Central Collection Unit of the State.

S. The investigative and quasi-judicial procedures set out in this regulation, and the confidentiality provisions of Regulation .07 of this chapter, apply to licensed naturopathic doctors, other licensed health care providers, health care facilities located in the State, and State agencies with respect to any allegations that they failed to file a report required under Regulation .04 of this chapter.

§ 10.32.22.0.07. Confidentiality

A report made to the Board under this chapter is not subject to subpoena or discovery in any civil action other than a proceeding arising out of a hearing and the final disposition of the Board or disciplinary panel.

§ 10.32.22.0.08. Public Notice of Failure to File a Report and Disposition

A. The notice of failure to file a report and any final disposition under this chapter are public documents.

B. The notice of failure to file a report and any final disposition shall redact:

(1) The name of a patient and any other patient-identifying information; and

(2) Records of a health care provider’s or a naturopathic doctor’s physical, mental, or emotional condition, except to the extent necessary to identify the deficient practice or condition that caused an entity to make a change as defined in Regulation .02 of this chapter.